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How to Start a Direct Sales Company

Building a business that is sustainable requires clear goals and actions. As a new direct selling company, you will need a business plan and procedures in place to move towards your business goals. You will need information about compensation plans, software, product, sales, legal and more.

  • June 27, 2015

    MLM Corporate Startup Essentials: Part III

    Compensation plan—it better be good! Does a compensation plan make or break a startup MLM company? History suggests that a good one is helpful and a must. Does it drive success? Probably not. Will a bad plan contribute to failure? Probably, together with other unlucky breaks. As industry expert Michael She... Read more ›

  • June 26, 2015

    MLM Corporate Startup Essentials: Part II

    (Excerpts taken from the forthcoming book, Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company) Part ll of lll MLM business experience—possess it or buy it! MLM is not just any business. It is not retailing, franchising, e-commerce internet or dot com selling, telemarketing, catalog, direct marketing or infom... Read more ›

  • June 25, 2015

    MLM Corporate Startup Essentials: Part I

    (Excerpts from the book, Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company) Part 1 of 3 Rules to keep in a very safe place The umbrella term for the business is "direct selling." Whether it is the variety practiced by Tupperware or Amway or Nikken or The Pampered Chef, it still is in the business "species" ... Read more ›

  • June 4, 2015

    Launch Your New MLM with Team Building

    Getting a new business off the ground can seem daunting. It’s important to remember the secret ingredient that builds teams and breaks down walls: communication! Effective communication pushes your leadership team up the challenging ramp towards launch. Inject motivational themes into conference calls an... Read more ›

  • April 10, 2015

    Corporate Feature: Self-Assessment of Consumer Use Tax

    Introduction For most companies, the imposition of sales tax is a normal part of business operations. However, consumer use tax is often overlooked, leading to costly transactional audit penalties and interest, or unnecessary overpayments. Consumer use tax associated with untaxed purchases often represents t... Read more ›

  • February 9, 2015

    Building Your Brand On A Budget

    Most network marketing companies realize that the strength of their brand can significantly impact the success of their company. To that end, some companies have mortgaged everything and bet their future on a single thirty-second Super Bowl ad at a hefty $2.3+ million a pop. Or maybe you're on a strict, modes... Read more ›